Mississippi State NAACP Statement on the Cleveland, Miss. Schools Desegregation Order

The Mississippi State Conference NAACP believes that the recent federal decision to desegregate schools in Cleveland, Miss. is a crucial step in the right direction towards providing quality education for all children. Fifty-one years after Bolivar County parents filed a lawsuit challenging the segregated school system in the county, African American students in the district…

Polite at Call Center & Known for Big, Soulful Voice on Stage

CHANNELVIEW – At Harris County’s annual commemoration of Black History Month last year, the program closed with the District Clerk’s Choir singing “We Shall Overcome.” The rendition started off sedately – the choir has dwindled in numbers in recent years, and the audience, which joined in the singing, mouthed the words quietly as if they…

The Postal Service Celebrates Black History Month Issuing a Forever Stamp Honoring Richard Allen, Founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Marks the 39th Stamp in the Black Heritage Series PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Postal Service today kicked off the national observance of Black History Month with the dedication of a Forever stamp honoring preacher, activist and civic leader Richard Allen for his inspirational life and profound contribution to American history. The ceremony was held at…

The Legacy Lives On: Beulah Ann Shepard The “Mayor” of the Acres Home Community

A small-town girl whose candid conviction and influence were sought for decades by political candidates for local and state office and even the White House, Beulah Ann Shepard, legacy lives on. Shepard, a bold Democrat who moved to Houston from Louisiana nearly 70 years ago, was often called the unofficial “Mayor of Acres Homes”. She…